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Life expectancy increase, 1990 to 2006

Between 1990 and 2006, life expectancy at birth increased 3.6 years for males and 1.9 years for females.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health, United States, 2008. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics; http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus08.pdf

Reference

Title
Health, United States, 2008
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Authors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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